Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

When Tom was diagnosed with prostate cancer at 43, his long-felt suspicions had been confirmed. He was the latest in his family to be diagnosed, and the youngest.

Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Damian Matich is aiming for four gold medals at the World Transplant Games this summer. Here he tells us about the circumstances that led to his participation in the Games and his desire to encourage organ donation.

Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

Padua began ballet dancing at the tender age of two years old and was hooked. But after a brutal injury at just 18 she feared the career she had worked so hard for could be over before it even began.

Updated: Wednesday 16 September 2020

At 55 years old Jenny has begun a new fitness journey, inspired by her love for her family.

Updated: Monday 18 May 2020

Andy had noticed he was getting larger. He was aware that his chest would get tight, and he preferred to hide in the back of photographs. But it wasn't until he applied for the Healthy Weight Programme that he realised how close he was to a catastrophic event.

Updated: Tuesday 5 May 2020

What does it take to be a champion? Paul Jubb, rising star at the Nuffield Health Tennis Academy in Hull, looks back at his journey to the top of the game.

Updated: Friday 20 March 2020

Alex worried that he’d never be able to dive again after a blockage in his heart was discovered. But he wasn’t willing to give up without a fight.

Updated: Tuesday 10 March 2020

Two knee injuries left Heather doubting she’d ever go back to her active lifestyle. But meeting with a Nuffield Health physiotherapist gave her the confidence to recover.

Updated: Tuesday 4 February 2020

“I train because that's how I stop myself slipping into my black dogs days.”

Updated: Tuesday 14 January 2020

A deformity in Derek's hip threatened his mobility, lifestyle and happiness. This is his story of conquering his condition, with a little help. Derek lives life to the full, he always has. “For me it’s so important to keep flexible and mobile,” he says. At 73 years old he’s fitter than many men half his age, doing two hours of exercise a day and practicing yoga and Pilates regularly.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

For two decades, Wendy's life was dominated by pain that left her immobile and painkillers that wiped her out. Intimidated by gyms, but desperate for a solution, she has transitioned from pain to personal training and has never looked back.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

After losing his wife to cancer, Bruce contemplated giving up his lifelong passion of bird watching. Determined, he gathered the courage to return to the fields, but cruelly his eyesight began to fail soon after. This is his story of love, loss and redemption.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Wayne's been passionate about racing bicycles since childhood. Now, with the help of Nuffield Health's Fitness Testing Centre, he's pushing his bike and his body to the limit with cyclocross - an intense, off-road challenge requiring speed, strength and fitness.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

The 16-year-old isn’t taking the life-limiting condition lying down. She’s fighting her CF with a fitness programme designed to improve her quality of life.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Physiotherapy helped former dancer Terrie to walk without a wheelchair again, but it also did so much more.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

When rugby player Alice heard her knee pop she feared her dreams of playing at Twickenham were over. But all was not lost.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

At just 51 years old, Graeme Chisholm was surprised to learn cataracts were responsible for his deteriorating eyesight. Here's how multi-focal lens implants brought his life back into focus.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

Two decades of unhealthy eating had made Alison obese, diabetic and unhappy. She came to Nuffield Health desperate for a solution that might finally work. This is her story.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

After a seven-year break from TaekwonDo, it was just three months before Sam was representing England at the European Championships. She explains how she trained to become an elite athlete while working full time at Microsoft.

Updated: Tuesday 7 January 2020

At age 19, Marc Rodwell was morbidly obese and suffering from a raft of mental health issues. His health was so poor he was warned he might not live to see his 25th birthday. But with grim determination and the unfaltering support of his father, Marc clawed his way back from the brink.